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An Assessment of the SBIR Program at the Department of Energy
DoE Phase II research leads to outcomes of a sufficiently high standard to merit scholarly publication and granting of intellectual property protection.
Finally, the respondents to the NRC Phase I Survey were asked to provide the number of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and/or scientific publications for the technology developed as a result of the subject Phase I project (Table 7-1).
As seen from Table 7-1, the percentages for DoE are similar to those for all agencies combined.
7.2 STIMULATING NEW RESEARCH
Responses among DoE participants to the NRC Phase II Survey strongly suggest that most Phase II projects would not be implemented without SBIR funding (see Figure 7-1).
TABLE 7-1 Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Scientific Publications Derived from the Phase I Project
DoE Applications as Percent of Responses
DoE Successful Applications as Percent of Responses
Percentages for All Agencies Combined
23 / 18
4 / 3
4 / 3
38 / 35
SOURCE: NRC Phase I Survey.
FIGURE 7-1 Would project have been undertaken without an SBIR award?